The Financial Economics sequence provides students training in the financial theory of the firm, financial markets and institutions to complement their training in applied economics analysis.
Before enrolling in the sequence, students must consult the Graduate Program Director of the Department of Economics and the MBA Program Office to obtain approval for registering for Finance, Insurance, and Law (FIL) courses. In order to enroll in FIL courses, students must have satisfied the following requirements: (1) complete ECO 437 with a grade of B or better; (2) have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; (3) complete FIL 404 or equivalent (the student has either taken a similar course at the undergraduate level or passed a proficiency exam administered by the MBA Program Office) before registering for FIL 440.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
This program requires three letters of recommendation.
For admission without deficiencies, applicants need to have successfully completed college courses in:
Students who do not meet these coursework requirements can still be admitted into the program, but will have to take additional classes.
Illinois State requires a $50 non-refundable application fee. Accepted forms of payment include check, money order, and credit card.
In addition to the above requirements, international applicants need to submit:
U.S. residents can be admitted into the program any time prior to the beginning of a semester.
International students are admitted at least two months prior to the start of the semester. This gives sufficient time to comply with immigration requirements.
The fall semester starts in mid-August. The spring semester begins in mid-January.
More information is available on Illinois State's graduate school webpage.
|Fall (August)||July 1|
|Fall (August)||May 1 for International students|
|Spring (January)||March 1|
|Spring (January)||October 1 for International students|
|Summer (May/June)||No applications are accepted for summer|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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